harried

adjective
har·ried | \ˈher-ēd, ˈha-rēd\

Definition of harried 

: beset by problems : harassed a harried waiter who forgets your order

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His sentence is mitigated somewhat by the presence of his loving daughter, Cassie (Abby Ryder Fortson); her mom (Judy Greer) and stepdad (Bobby Cannavale); and a harried S.H.I.E.L.D. agent (Randall Park) assigned to monitor his arrest. Justin Chang, latimes.com, "'Ant-Man and the Wasp' is a bright, cheery tonic from the Marvel superhero factory," 27 June 2018 At the field hospital, the harried surgeons probably took a look at him and moved on to those less seriously wounded. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "Bones of Civil War dead found on a battlefield tell their horror stories," 20 June 2018 Farmiga, a formidable actress, spins her wheels as the neurotic and harried Laura and contrasts sharply with the easy cool of Plummer as Jack. Katie Walsh, Detroit Free Press, "Review: Road movie ‘Boundaries’ travels well-worn path," 6 July 2018 Jay becomes a surrogate father, giving Carlin the tender attention and discipline Cyn is too harried to provide. Charles Mcnulty, latimes.com, "Review: Amanda Peet's 'Our Very Own Carlin McCullough': A tennis prodigy learns life's score," 29 June 2018 At the field hospital, the harried surgeons probably took a look at him and moved on to those less seriously wounded. Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post, "Bones of Civil War dead found on a battlefield tell their horror stories," 20 June 2018 At the field hospital, the harried surgeons probably took a look at him and moved on to those less seriously wounded. Michael E. Ruane, ajc, "‘Limb pit’ found on Civil War battlefield in Virginia tells of horror stories," 19 June 2018 Reports suggest a harried and disorganized process to locate and perform background checks on parents, and to transport children for reunification. Nina Bahadur, SELF, "6 Impactful Ways to Help Migrant Families Separated at the Border," 13 July 2018 Once the ploy was discovered, harried school officials rounded up a few unprepared students for a media blitz. Aryn Baker, Time, "Is the End of Saudi Arabia's Driving Ban a Rebrand or a Revolution?," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of harried

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for harried

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harried

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of harried

: bothered by many problems or worries : very worried or anxious

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